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Glenn

Casualties buried in Unknown Graves.

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Glenn

One is often aware of graves marked with the inscription a ‘private of a particular regiment’. Sometimes graves are marked with much higher ranked unidentified individuals. Therefore does that mean all known graves are where the ID tags was still intact on the individual, alternatively could graves be confirmed by the conclusion that in all likelihood the body parts or remains individual lying there are what’s left or could have belonged to a particular individual. I ask for guidance on this point because where roll calls were held and particular lieutenants or other ranked individuals were missing surely units could make judgement calls on those remains around them?

Best regards,

Glenn

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Terry Denham

The 'Unknown Lieutenant' etc was probably identified as such only by uniform or insignia.

The bodies were often found long after death - sometimes several years - making sleuthing work for identification next to impossible for the military. They were not all dedicated researchers such as the population of this Forum!

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